More CCTV camerasDecember 17, 2009
I enjoyed this article yesterday in the Royal Gazette. The Corporation of Hamilton is going to purchase an additional 86 CCTV cameras worth $550,000 to total 122 cameras in less than a square mile radius. Let’s throw more money at the crime problem in hopes of a solution shall we! Let me ask you this…how many crimes have been solved with the current CCTV cameras that are up and about? I haven’t heard of any?! Is anyone actually monitoring these things? Diane Gordon from the Chamber of Commerce hit the nail on the head:
I will say however, that unless the CCTV is supported by trained policing, and there is a swift response where and when necessary, the additional coverage will be considered useless.